Marvel Announces 1st Gay Teen Captain America in Comic's 80-Year History

For the first time in the 80 years of Captain America comics, Marvel has announced their first gay teen Captain America.

The new Super Hero, Aaron Fischer, will make his debut June 2nd in celebration of National Pride Month.

A press release from Marvel teased, "The incredible saga kicks off when Captain America’s shield is stolen. No one understands the value of the shield like those who’ve wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve get to them first?"

In an interview with Joshua Trujillo, who wrote the debut issue in the series, said Fischer is "inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders and everyday folks pushing for a better life."

Check out the full story and first glimpse of Fischer below.

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